Saturday, 5 August 2017

From Cradle to Grave ?



5000 BC

Egyptian Pharaoh dies

He gets buried in a large pyramid along with items of his daily usage

But what if he needs “ Services “ during his journey to the nether world ?

His Minister orders that Pharaoh’s servants too get buried alive with him !





Feb 2015

An American dies


 In his last wish, he asks his relatives to bury his Smart Phone ( powered by an ever-lasting battery ) , along with him so that he can continue sending / receiving messages to / from his 400 friends on WhatsApp

The dying man’s last wish was fulfilled




04  Aug  2017

India’s MHA ( Ministry of Home Affairs ) decreed :


“ From Oct 01 , Aadhaar will be required to obtain a death certificate


In case the deceased did not have an Aadhaar, or an enrolment number, the applicant asking for the death certificate will have to give an undertaking, saying that to the best of his / her knowledge, the deceased did not possess the 12 digit Unique Identification Number


Applicants will also have to give their Aadhaar numbers along with those of the deceased’s spouse AND parents
 “

The idea is to ensure that the person claimed to be buried ( or cremated ) , does not continue to receive DBT ( Direct Benefit Transfer ) in his bank account




04  Sept  2017

Police Department issues a circular , saying that :


#  All tomb-stones must be engraved with the Aadhaar Number of the person buried ( - no clarification in respect of the dead who get cremated )


#   Aadhaar Card of the dead must be taped to his forehead ( in a hermetically sealed plastic bag ) , before burying


This will ensure “ Linkage “ of the dead person with the engraved number on his tomb-stone, and ensure correct forensic exam, after exhuming his body ( - if required )


 

05  Oct  2017

Law Ministry issues a directive that every person must mention his / her Aadhaar Number in his / her “ WILL “ , failing which, that “ WILL “ , will have no legal sanctity


And to further ensure that there is no scope for litigation amongst the beneficiaries of the “ WILL “, it must mention the Aadhaar Numbers of each beneficiary mentioned in the “ WILL




05  Nov  2017

Health Ministry issues an Ordinance prohibiting people from dying if they have not obtained an Aadhaar Number





The observant will not fail to see the logic behind all of these Circulars – Decrees – Ordinances


As of now , only some 123 Services have got linked with Aadhaar Number , but a new service gets added , every day


And who says, “ Use of Aadhaar is limited during one’s life time “ ?


Does not everyone need Services in the AFTER-LIFE ?


Without an Aadhar linkage , on the holy day of " Shradhha ( Pitru-Tarpan ), how will the crows deliver your sweets to your Ancestors , without making a mistake ?





06  Aug  2017



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